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Jaane Tu... got a superstar opening: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, whose nephew Imran debuted in the film Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na, says it got an opening only a superstar's movie would get.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2008 06:52 PM IST

Light college drama Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na won the hearts of audiences on the day of its release and Aamir Khan, whose nephew Imran debuted in the film, says it got an opening only a superstar's movie would get.

"Jaane Tu... got a response as strong as Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (Aamir's debut film). It got an opening which only Shah Rukh (Khan) or Hrithik's films get," Aamir, who is also a co-producer of the film, said at a press conference here late Friday.

Aamir, who was accompanied by Imran, actress Genelia D'Souza and director Abbas Tyrewala, said the movie's fresh look and young star cast had made it popular.

Asked about his creative contribution towards Jaane Tu..., he asserted that Abbas was the main creative force behind the movie.

"The only thing I did for the film is that when Abbas brought me the script I said it is a great script. Go with it," Aamir said.

But Abbas reacted quickly and said: "Aamir is being too humble. He gave me various suggestions from time to time which were very useful to me."

Audiences just loved the film and adored Imran, who is touted as the new chocolate boy on the block.

"The first show of Jaane Tu... was housefull," said Sachin Shah, manager, KT Multiplex in suburban Mumbai.

Said Tenzin, a student: "It is a peppy young movie, a lot of fun, is very fast and doesn't drag at all. You don't realise how it gets over. Imran is adorable."

But Imran still has his head firmly on his shoulders and said: "The audience has a lot of expectations from me as I am a star's nephew. So there is huge pressure on me. I'll do my best to live up to the expectations of my fans."

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film got an overwhelming response at the box office on its first day.

"The film got a flying start, collecting more than 80 per cent in morning shows and was 100 per cent in noon shows across the country. It's one of the biggest starts of this year. The reports are very good and the film is expected to enjoy a strong, meritorious run in days to come," Adarsh said.

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